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Chicago Fire Names Julian Posada As Its First Latino President

Roberto Alvarez-Galloso@AlvarezGallosoChief Writer ISeptember 17, 2010

CARSON, CA - AUGUST 01:  Wilman Conde #22 of the Chicago Fire has some words for the line judge after a free kick was awarded to the Los Angeles Galaxy in the second half of their MLS match at The Home Depot Center on August 1, 2010 in Carson, California. The Fire defeated the Galaxy 3-2.  (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
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The Chicago Fire have named Julian Posada as team president. He will also be in charge of the administration and planning of the club.

Julian Posada was born in Indiana to Colombian parents, and received his Masters of Business Administration from Northwestern University. He is also a graduate of Michigan State University.

Before his appointment, he worked as director general of "Hoy," which is a Latin magazine based in Chicago. He is also the president and founder of the Magazine "Cafe" in the same city.

Posada thanked the Chicago Fire for naming him as president, and considered it to be an honor as a supporter of soccer, especially the Chicago Fire, and as a businessman.

He also talked about the opportunities for Chicago and the Fire in an environment which has become receptive to soccer.

The Chicago Fire are currently in fifth place in the MLS Eastern Conference, with players such as Carlos Cobos and Nery Castillo.

While I am a supporter of CD Chivas USA, it is a pleasure to announce this news as a writer who was born in Ohio to Cuban parents. The news has left me speechless, and full of emotion since soccer and our community is growing.

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My best wishes for the new president of the Chicago Fire, and the team itself.

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